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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Blocked Eustachian Tube

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Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Usually: Eusachian tube dysfunction starting during or immediately after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers or brain tumors will usually resolve with a month or two. However, it can sometimes persist longer, especially in some nasopharyngeal cancers when the tumor was very close to the eustachian tube and it received a higher dose. In these cases an ENT may be able to help. ...Read more

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Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more

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My Eustachian tube is completely blocked, and the valsalva technique does not work. I have to fly in two days -what are the consequences of flying?

My Eustachian tube is completely blocked, and the valsalva technique does not work. I have to fly in two days -what are the consequences of flying?

Flying & ET blockage: If you are not able to equalize pressure across your middle ear during your plane ride, you could end up with ear pain or fluid or blood accumulation in your middle ear. Check with your primary provider or ENT specialist regarding treatments you can use to allow for a comfortable flight. ...Read more

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Can you get Head/ neck pain due to blocked eustachian tube?

Can you get Head/ neck pain due to blocked eustachian tube?

Yes, and: A blocked eustachian tube can come from other head/neck issues, including a cold, allergy, sinusitis-all can cause head/neck pain! ...Read more

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How to open the eustachian tube? I believ mine is blocked because the pressure of my headphones are causing me to feel like im going to pass gas/explode , etc

How to open the eustachian tube? I believ mine is blocked because the pressure of my headphones are causing me to feel like im going to pass gas/explode , etc

Hi. : Hi. First off - please take off the head phones and keep them off until the pain has resolved. Trying pinching down both of your nostrils so that no air flows through them. Now, with you mouth closed and your nostrils pinched closed breath hard (like you were bearing down to have a bowel movement). This pressure might be enough to temporarily open the eustachian tube. However, if that doesn't work consider use of an over the counter oral decongestant - by reducing congestion/ swelling it may take pressure off the eustacian tube which may be pinched off. Consider use of a nasal spray like afrin. It is quite powerful but shouldn't be used more than twice a day for three to five days at the maximum. Maybe you could limit headphone use. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?

What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?

Pain: Having mucous or infection in an ear tube may cause pain during pressure changes of ascending and descending. This could also potentially cause the infection to migrate to the ear drums which could pop. Best to get checked by your doctor to ensure the ear drums are healthy for the flight. Cheers. ...Read more

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I have some hearing loss, my eustachian tube blocked. What is treatment?

I have some hearing loss, my eustachian tube blocked. What is treatment?

Ear tubes: If simple medical managment has failed, ear tubes can easily bypass the eustachian tube and alleviate the pressure. Mot commonly placed in children under a brief anesthetic, tubes can be placed in adults in the office. For a brief video on middle ear fluid and the ear tube procedure, see http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=aitswaq711k. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a blocked eustachian tube in my ear. Anyone any advice?

What to do if i think I have a blocked eustachian tube in my ear. Anyone any advice?

Try a decongestant: Blocked eustachian tubes are usually caused by allergy, colds, changes in altitude or ear infections. If you can't pop your ear by blowing out with your nose pinched, try a nasal decongestant or see your physician for further evaluation and medication options. ...Read more

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I have bruxism and some hearing loss, could it be my eustachian tube blocked fully?

I have bruxism and some hearing loss, could it be my eustachian tube blocked fully?

Unrelated: Bruxism and hearing loss are unrelated. You may have hearing loss because of eustachian tube dysfunction. However get checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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